As part of the increased scrutiny at certain airports, security officers may ask travellers to turn on their electronic devices at checkpoints and if they do not have power, the devices will not be allowed on planes, the TSA said.
A US source said laptop computers are among the devices security screeners may require passengers to turn on.
US officials are concerned that a cellphone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device could be used as a bomb.
The officials singled out smartphones including iPhones made by
The new measures, announced on Sunday, are part of the TSA's effort to boost security amid concerns that
US and other intelligence services say AQAP is passing on sophisticated bombmaking expertise to militants fighting in
AQAP "is always the group we think about when we talk about undetectable bombs", a US intelligence official told AFP on Friday.
French and British authorities have urged passengers to allow extra time to get past the additional measures.
The French move, due to come into force on Monday and Tuesday, follows similar action already implemented by
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